Nominations Now Open for the 2019 Excellence in Family Business Awards
Do you know a family business that excels in one or more of the three award categories of family harmony, generational development, or business renewal? Recognize their accomplishments by nominating them for an Excellence in Family Business Award. Nominations are accepted online until April 1, 2019. We will contact nominees directly to let them know of their nomination and provide instructions on how to apply for an award.
Families may also complete an application for an Excellence in Family Business Award online by clicking the link below and submitting the application before May 1st. No nomination is neccesary to submit an application. Award finalists will make a short presentation to a panel of judges in Portland on June 21st.
Family Harmony - Family members actively work to build connections and create a shared purpose with one another, and show a high level of trust, unity and developed personal relationships.
Generational Leadership - The family demonstrates active and thoughtful personal and professional development of the next generation of both family and business leaders.
Business Renewal - The family works to ensure stewardship of the business that sustains growth and shareholders assets with future generations in mind.
The 2018 Excellence in Family Business Awards event took place on November 15th at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Download the Tribute Magazine for the 2018 Excellence in Family Business Awards, view photos from the event, and learn more about each honoree by clicking the links below.
Winner: Forest Hills Farms, Inc., Cornelius
Finalist: C&R Remodeling, Salem
Finalist: Paddington Station, Ashland
Winner: Tec Laboratories, Inc., Albany
Finalist: Abbott & Associates Professional Placement, Inc., Portland
Finalist: Nicholas Restaurant, Gresham
Winner: C.M. & W.O. Sheppard, Inc., Hood River
Finalist: Lee Farms, Tualatin
Finalist: Stehn Family Funeral Homes, Inc., Milwaukie
Dean’s Family Business Leadership Award
Port Blakely, Seattle
Madeline Mullins, Western Precision Products, Inc., Tualatin
About the Awards
About the Awards
Started in 1988, the OSU Austin Family Business Program Excellence in Family Business Awards were the nation’s first, competitive peer-reviewed awards focused solely on the accomplishments of family-owned businesses. Unlike other programs, the EFBA recognizes businesses across all industries, regardless of size or revenue, as long as they meet the basic criteria of a family business and demonstrate excellence in family business principles. Over the years the program has honored a wide variety of family firms. Read the 2018 EFBA Tribute Magazine online.
Since 2008, ten distinguished family businesses and individuals have been recognized for their leadership in the essential family business elements of exemplary business practices, a strong family focus, and a commitment to their communities. View the past recipients of the Dean's Award for Family Business Leadership.